Psychology

How To Crush And Destroy The Mother (or Father) Of Your Children

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house. ~ Rod Stewart Here in sunny California, marriages of 10 years or more are considered marriages of "long duration" and if divorce occurs thereafter the court is NOT allowed to set a definite termination date [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:20+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Psychology|Comments Off on How To Crush And Destroy The Mother (or Father) Of Your Children

Would You Rather Be Happy and Poor or Unhappy and Wealthy?

Growing up, I'd always assumed that having money would bring happiness and peace of mind. At thirty, I found that I'd achieved my dream of money and success but I was still anxious and frustrated, and despite being married, having two wonderful children, and being surrounded by friends and business colleagues and the luxuries my [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:21+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Psychology|Comments Off on Would You Rather Be Happy and Poor or Unhappy and Wealthy?

The Unsparing Genius of Esther Perel

If there is one person currently spearheading the movement towards conscious loving relationships it is Esther Perel. For patients who wish to deconstruct the myth of romantic love I always recommend "Love in the Western World" by Denis de Rougemont and the subsequent "We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love" by Robert A. Johnson, "The [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:21+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Psychology|Comments Off on The Unsparing Genius of Esther Perel

Happiness Is a Choice

"It is not true that money can't buy happiness. It can, that's the good news. The bad news is that it's someone else's happiness." ~ Nick Hornby Spoiler alert: The last line, the summation of my new experiential documentary Mindfulness for Urban Depression is an ebullient "Happiness is a choice!" For those who have seen [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:23+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Psychology|Comments Off on Happiness Is a Choice

The Grass Is Always Greener… Wherever You Water It!

Any time we wish something transpired differently in our lives, that engenders a resentment. Whenever we hear the words "should have" or "should not have," that is the manifestation of a resentment. For example: "I shouldn't have been in that car accident." "My wife shouldn't have cheated on me." "My dog shouldn't have gotten cancer." [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:23+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Psychology|Comments Off on The Grass Is Always Greener… Wherever You Water It!

Life, the Photo-Op

Recently, photography has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex and dancing - which means that, like every mass art form, photography is not practiced by most people as art. It is mainly a social rite, a defense against anxiety, and a tool of power. ~ Susan Sontag, "On Photography," 1977 Of late [...]

2015-08-28T22:14:25+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Psychology|Comments Off on Life, the Photo-Op

You Will Die Momentarily

I used to get peeved when I called Federal Express and their voice answering system said, "Please hold. A representative will be with you momentarily." I thought, "Well, that won't do much good. I won't be able to say everything I have to say during just one moment." The primary definition of "momentarily" is during [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:24+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Psychology|Comments Off on You Will Die Momentarily

Best Counselor in Los Angeles

Who is the best counselor in Los Angeles? Counseling is an interesting m├ętier and there is an extremely wide range of counselors here in Los Angeles. When looking for a counselor or psychotherapist you should know the differences between psychiatrists, psychologists, PsyDs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and Life Coaches. Psychiatrists are the only counselors who [...]

2017-04-29T18:05:01+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Psychology|Comments Off on Best Counselor in Los Angeles

Does Social Media Foment Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

What happened to truth in advertising? Imagine if a law were enacted that declared that people could only call themselves on the Internet by the same monikers inscribed in the "Occupation" boxes of their tax returns. How many of the 80,000 Huffington Post bloggers would write the following as their occupations? Published Author One of [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:26+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Psychology|Comments Off on Does Social Media Foment Narcissistic Personality Disorder?